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People will turn into a spider

August 30 2007
01:45

Scientists say that soon we will be able to climb the wall and hangs from the ceiling, like spiders and lizards. In an article published in the journal Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, says that the legs of spiders and lizards have tiny "hairs" that allow them to hold on to the surface. According to some studies, thanks to these "hairs" lizard might hold more weight than the weight of their body hundreds of times.

Conducted in 2002 in the U.S. study showed that the lizards "cleave" to various materials due to the attraction between molecules "of hairs and the surface.

Since the legs of lizards are billions of "hair", this attraction is quite sufficient to reptiles could run even on a vertical glass.

According to Professor Nicola Pugno of Turin (Italy), now professionals can increase the strength of attachment, available in lizards, 200 times. To create a costume "Spider-Man" may use the tiny carbon tubes that can replace the "hairs" on their feet in lizards. In addition to the tack, the suit "Spider-Man" should also possess other qualities. Firstly, it should come off easily and quickly from the surface on which to move people. Secondly, it should self-clean as the dirt that collects on "Legs" "Spider-Man", will reduce their ability to stick.

This problem, in particular, can be solved by making the "foot" hydrophobic, ie, give them the ability to repel water. Pushes aside water droplets will wash away dirt particles.

"People-spiders" could work in various fields - from space research to the defense. In addition, they could wash the windows of skyscrapers. However, the structure of human muscles differs from the structure of muscles in lizards, and people will be much harder to hang on the wall or ceiling for hours, reports BBC.

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